Katie Yoder works as the associate culture editor for the Media Research Center. As the Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow, Katie's coverage has been instrumental on a variety of issues in relation to the media including marriage, feminism, entertainment and religion, with a special focus on abortion. Katie has covered life issues from the March for Life and the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell to the videos exposing Planned Parenthood's harvesting of baby parts. Her work has received attention from numerous media outlets including Fox News, The Washington Times, EWTN, HLN, and One America News Network. Katie has spoken on these issues in both radio and TV appearances. Before her current position, Katie interned at The Heritage Foundation after graduating from the University of Virginia with a major in English and a minor in Foreign Affairs.

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April 26, 2017, 10:15 AM EDT

Planned Parenthood is big news today, as the GOP proposes defunding America’s largest abortion provider. Even so, it remains unlikely that the liberal media will report a new video shining a negative light on the abortion giant. On Wednesday, the Center for Medial Progress (CMP) released its latest undercover video: “Planned Parenthood ‘Lamborghini’ Exec Haggles Again Over Baby Parts Prices.”

April 25, 2017, 5:24 PM EDT

A story of enslaved women used solely as baby factories isn’t a dystopian idea anymore, according to the liberal media. Instead, critics argue, that situation especially resonates in “Trump’s America.” Wednesday marks the premiere of Hulu miniseries The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. The story takes place in the Republic of Gilead, a reimagined United States conquered by Christian fundamentalists, and follows a woman named Offred and her fellow “handmaids” as they are forced to bear children for the upper class.

April 24, 2017, 4:08 PM EDT

Although many in the media praise abortion, some Hollywood and sports stars are starting a new pro-life trend: celebrating their unborn babies on social media. Serena Williams is the latest to join the team. Serena Williams is the latest to join the team. On Monday, world-famous tennis player posted an Instagram picture of herself lounging at the beach.

April 24, 2017, 2:43 PM EDT

The liberal media are all about covering what they call the “war on women” and their “reproductive rights.” But the broadcast networks have remained silent on a U.S. case of female genital mutilation – even as it progresses. Earlier this month, the Justice Department publicized charges against Michigan Doctor Jumana Nagarwala for performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls between 6 and 8-years-old. Now, two others have been arrested in connection to what is “believed to be the first case brought under” U.S. federal law that forbids FGM. 

April 19, 2017, 5:26 PM EDT

Religious freedom is not something to toy with – even on the playground. On Wednesday, an unusual crowd gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. as justices inside heard oral arguments on whether or not a religiously-affiliated preschool can receive government money to make its playground safer for kids. In interviews with MRC Culture, conservative and religious speakers, rallying in support of the school, demanded the media “tell the truth” about the case.

April 18, 2017, 1:22 PM EDT

The “war on women’s healthcare” is the “war” on Planned Parenthood, according to one Oscar-nominated actress. Never mind the health of unborn women destroyed in the womb. Nor the women abused by ISIS. Nor even the American girls reportedly tortured by genital mutilation.

April 18, 2017, 9:26 AM EDT

The liberal media enthusiastically report the “War on Women” when it comes to issues like funding Planned Parenthood. But their terminology falls flat when they neglect stories like the genital mutilation of little girls. On Thursday, the Department of Justice publicized charges against Michigan Doctor Jumana Nagarwala for performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls between 6 and 8-years-old. The case was particularly noteworthy because it is “believed to be the first case brought under” U.S. federal law that forbids FGM. But that wasn’t enough to compel the three broadcast networks to cover the ghoulish story.

April 14, 2017, 12:18 PM EDT

Of the broadcast networks, only one highlighted President Trump’s “major blow” to Planned Parenthood state funding on Thursday. Trump signed into law a bill that empowers states to halt hundreds of millions in Title X federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform abortions. 

April 14, 2017, 11:55 AM EDT

At a time when comedians frequently poke fun at Christians, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is celebrating Easter by spreading the good news through the cutest avenue possible: little children. On Thursday night, Jimmy Kimmel Live showed producers asking kids on Hollywood Boulevard, “What is the meaning of Easter?”

April 13, 2017, 2:47 PM EDT

While the feminist media swooned over speakers like comedian Samantha Bee and politician Hillary Clinton at a recent conference, they paid little attention to others addressing the horrors committed against women abroad – or, more specifically, the plight of women enslaved by ISIS. On Friday, Women for Women International founder Zainab Salbi interviewed two women on ISIS’ abuse of those who identify as Yazidi, a minority religion primarily located in northern Iraq. 

April 12, 2017, 11:58 AM EDT

Legendary singer Aretha Franklin fully supported the use of her Christmas song, “Silent Night,” in a TV abortion scene, according to the show’s creator. In anticipation of the 100th episode of ABC’s political drama, Scandal, the creator and cast spoke with The Hollywood Reporter. During the interview published Tuesday, the stars disclosed details on an abortion scene in season five, which happened to the tune of Aretha Franklin’s “Silent Night.”

April 11, 2017, 1:58 PM EDT

While the liberal media accuse Christians who support traditional marriage of attacking gays, the networks are turning a blind eye to reports from Chechnya of real persecution: gay “concentration camps.” Since the beginning of April, multiple gay news outlets, the Huffington Post, The New York Times, the Guardian and The Washington Post have followed the story of the “barbaric treatment of gay men in the traditionally conservative Muslim society” of Chechnya. 

April 10, 2017, 5:22 PM EDT

While the broadcast networks criticized Sunday’s bombings targeting Christians, they still failed to condemn the terror attacks with one essential word: genocide. ISIS claimed responsibility for two church bombings in Egypt on Palm Sunday that targeted Coptic Christians. The attacks left at least 44 dead and more than 100 injured. While ABC, CBS and NBC covered the story in nine morning and evening news shows, they continued their past trend of refusing to say “genocide” in regards to ISIS. This comes after former Secretary of State John Kerry formally accused ISIS of genocide on March 17, 2016. 

April 7, 2017, 3:32 PM EDT

Katie Couric unabashedly abandoned her “journalist” cover earlier this week to show solidarity for America’s largest abortion provider. On Wednesday, anchor Katie Couric interviewed “badass” Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on “How to Raise a Feminist” at the Women in the World Summit held in New York City. 

April 6, 2017, 3:11 PM EDT

Showrunner Shonda Rhimes has promised to help America’s largest abortion provider “in any way.” According to Planned Parenthood, that means more “creative energy" and “storytelling” – a specialty of Rhimes’ when it comes to abortion. On Thursday, Elle magazine broke the news with the headline, “Shonda Rhimes Has Never Been Afraid to Tell Abortion Stories. Now She's Joining the Board of Planned Parenthood.” In celebration, writer Mattie Kahn gave a very friendly interview to both Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and Shonda Rhimes, creator of TV series like Grey's Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder and Scandal.  

April 5, 2017, 3:32 PM EDT

The liberal media aren’t sure what to make of one comedian who claims that abortion is either “taking a sh*t” or “killing a baby.” In his new Netflix special released Tuesday, Louis C.K. opened his show with the topic of abortion – a move that attracted criticism from outlets like Vogue.

April 4, 2017, 12:10 PM EDT

Restricting abortion is like subjugating women to slavery, according to one abortionist. In other words, women’s “freedom” relies on the ability to destroy others’ freedom – the lives of the unborn. On Monday, Daily Show Host Trevor Noah interviewed Willie J. Parker, a Mississippi abortionist and former Planned Parenthood medical director, on his Life’s Work memoir released April 4. During the interview, Parker called himself “pro-life” and compared his position to Abraham Lincoln’s fight against slavery. He also saw himself as fulfilling the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

April 3, 2017, 4:16 PM EDT

HBO’s latest documentary lets viewers “hear the death” of an actual baby in abortion, according to one pro-life leader who's in it. And, even then, the film sides with "choice" over life. Abortion: Stories Women Tell premieres Monday on HBO to shed “new light” on abortion in Missouri. But, says a director of pro-life group Students for Life of America, the new documentary instead throws a "negative light" on the pro-life movement. In exclusive comments to MRC Culture, she spoke about the media bias against the pro-life movement – and on one of the most disturbing scenes in the film.

March 31, 2017, 2:34 PM EDT

In a world where abortion is celebrated, one company is rebelling with a powerful message – a message that Americans can overcome their circumstances to champion life. And it’s going viral. And it’s going viral. Earlier this month, Principal Financial Group, an investment management company based in Iowa, released an ad titled “Graduation.” Embedded with pro-life themes, the touching commercial already boasts more than 1.5 million views.

March 31, 2017, 12:28 PM EDT

Whether it’s in their phrasing or omissions, the networks aren’t backing down in their defense of America’s largest abortion provider. On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed a bill empowering states to halt hundreds of millions in Title X federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform abortions. In their reporting, the anchors saw the development from the abortion giant’s perspective: a “major setback.”